A Just Plain Terrible Tax Proposal by E.J. McMahon | | New York Post

Say this much for the "mobility tax": Unable or unwilling to find more cash in operational savings, capital cuts, or the farebox, the Ravitch Commission apparently tried to find the least-awful way to raise another $1.5 billion for the MTA.

To Keep People in New York City, Cut Costs by E.J. McMahon | | Gotham Gazette

The cost of living in New York City is 240 percent of the national average, according to one recent estimate. That's not just the highest in the country. It's nearly twice as high as the next most expensive metro areas (Boston and Washington, D.C, in that order).
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